For the first time in 141 years, Seabreeze Amusement Park, Rochester, New York, will remain closed this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a statement from the Norris family, which owns the park, “We were really looking forward to opening the park – a summertime tradition for our family for six generations. We had everything in place to operate the park in a safe and responsible manner, but the State has been unable to provide amusement places with guidance. As the end of summer approaches, the window of opportunity for the season has unfortunately closed. The team at Seabreeze will now turn its focus on preparing for next season. The Jack Rabbit will finally get its party next year – better late than never!”
The wooden Jack Rabbit is the oldest continuously operating roller coaster in the United States, set to celebrate its centennial in 2020. The park first opened in 1879.